Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 152 (Wednesday, August 7, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 7, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17052]
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Vol. 84
Wednesday,
No. 152
August 7, 2019
Part IV
The President
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Executive Order 13884--Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela
                        Presidential Documents
Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 152 / Wednesday, August 7, 2019 /
Presidential Documents
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Title 3--
The President
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                Executive Order 13884 of August 5, 2019

Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela
                By the authority vested in me as President by the
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of
                America, including the International Emergency Economic
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the
                National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.),
                section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
                of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3,
                United States Code,
                I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of
                America, in order to take additional steps with respect
                to the national emergency declared in Executive Order
                13692 of March 8, 2015 (Blocking Property and
                Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the
                Situation in Venezuela), as amended, as relied upon for
                additional steps taken in subsequent Executive Orders,
                and in light of the continued usurpation of power by
                Nicolas Maduro and persons affiliated with him, as well
                as human rights abuses, including arbitrary or unlawful
                arrest and detention of Venezuelan citizens,
                interference with freedom of expression, including for
                members of the media, and ongoing attempts to undermine
                Interim President Juan Guaido and the Venezuelan
                National Assembly's exercise of legitimate authority in
                Venezuela, hereby order:
                Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property
                of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United
                States, that hereafter come within the United States,
                or that are or hereafter come within the possession or
                control of any United States person are blocked and may
                not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or
                otherwise dealt in.
                    (b) All property and interests in property that are
                in the United States, that hereafter come within the
                United States, or that are or hereafter come within the
                possession or control of any United States person of
                the following persons are blocked and may not be
                transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise
                dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the
                Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:
(i) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial,
material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in
support of, any person included on the list of Specially Designated
Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets
Control whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to
this order; or
(ii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for
or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and
interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.
                    (c) The prohibitions in subsections (a)-(b) of this
                section apply except to the extent provided by
                statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or
                licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and
                notwithstanding any contract entered into or any
                license or permit granted prior to the effective date
                of this order.
                Sec. 2. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant
                entry into the United States of aliens determined to
                meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(b) of
                this order would be detrimental to the interests of the
                United States, and entry of such persons into the
                United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is
                hereby suspended, except when the Secretary of State
                determines that the person's entry would not be
                contrary to the interests of
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                the United States, including when the Secretary so
                determines, based on a recommendation of the Attorney
                General, that the person's entry would further
                important United States law enforcement objectives. In
                exercising this responsibility, the Secretary of State
                shall consult the Secretary of Homeland Security on
                matters related to admissibility or inadmissibility
                within the authority of the Secretary of Homeland
                Security. Such persons shall be treated in the same
                manner as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation
                8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens
                Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans
                and International Emergency Economic Powers Act
                Sanctions). The Secretary of State shall have the
                responsibility for implementing this section pursuant
                to such conditions and procedures as the Secretary has
                established or may establish pursuant to Proclamation
                8693.
                Sec. 3. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order
                include:
                    (a) the making of any contribution or provision of
                funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of
                any person whose property and interests in property are
                blocked pursuant to this order; and
                    (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of
                funds, goods, or services from any such person.
                Sec. 4. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has
                the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation
                of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set
                forth in this order is prohibited.
                    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the
                prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.
                Sec. 5. Nothing in this order shall prohibit:
                    (a) transactions for the conduct of the official
                business of the Federal Government by employees,
                grantees, or contractors thereof; or
                    (b) transactions related to the provision of
                articles such as food, clothing, and medicine intended
                to be used to relieve human suffering.
                Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:
                    (a) the term ``person'' means an individual or
                entity;
                    (b) the term ``entity'' means a partnership,
                association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group,
                subgroup, or other organization;
                    (c) the term ``United States person'' means any
                United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity
                organized under the laws of the United States or any
                jurisdiction within the United States (including
                foreign branches), or any person in the United States;
                and
                    (d) the term ``Government of Venezuela'' includes
                the state and Government of Venezuela, any political
                subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof,
                including the Central Bank of Venezuela and Petroleos
                de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA), any person owned or
                controlled, directly or indirectly, by the foregoing,
                and any person who has acted or purported to act
                directly or indirectly for or on behalf of, any of the
                foregoing, including as a member of the Maduro regime.
                For the purposes of section 2 of this order, the term
                ``Government of Venezuela'' shall not include any
                United States citizen, any permanent resident alien of
                the United States, any alien lawfully admitted to the
                United States, or any alien holding a valid United
                States visa.
                Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests
                in property are blocked pursuant to this order who
                might have a constitutional presence in the United
                States, I find that because of the ability to transfer
                funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to
                such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this
                order would render those measures ineffectual. I
                therefore determine that for these measures to be
                effective in addressing the national emergency declared
                in Executive Order 13692, there need be no prior notice
                of a listing or determination made pursuant to section
                1 of this order.
                Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation
                with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to
                take such actions, including promulgating
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                rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted
                to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to
                implement this order. The Secretary of the Treasury
                may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of
                these functions within the Department of the Treasury.
                All agencies of the United States Government shall take
                all appropriate measures within their authority to
                carry out the provisions of this order.
                Sec. 9. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to
                impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or
the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
                    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with
                applicable law and subject to the availability of
                appropriations.
                    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not,
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural,
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any
                other person.
                Sec. 10. This order is effective at 9:00 a.m. eastern
                daylight time on August 5, 2019.


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                THE WHITE HOUSE,
                    August 5, 2019.
[FR Doc. 2019-17052
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